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"Coming out" in 1814

I've read lots of things about young women coming out, but I'm having trouble finding out the ages at which a young woman of means might be considered "out" in 1814 England. I have a Baronet's daughter and when we first meet her, she's considering her dress for her first ball "out." How old, or more accurately, how young might she be?

Thank you for your combined wisdom.

Edited to add: All right, it looks like I can go as young as fifteen, but sixteen is more probable. Thank you all!
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